convent of the barefoot trinitarians

from miguel de cervantes, don quixote posted in literature


convent of the barefoot trinitarians
18c calle lope de vega
madrid, spain 28014

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Author of Don Quixote and founder of the modern novel format, Miguel de Cervantes worked as an errand-runner for this convent after they paid his ransom to the pirates that had kidnapped him.

After he died penniless at the age of 69, Cervantes was buried in this small church. Today, his remains are being excavated by Spanish forensic anthropologist Francisco Etxeberria, who participated in the autopsies of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and former Chilean president Salvador Allende.

Convento de las Monjas Trinitarias Descalzas, photo: bocachete@wiki